Competitive Balloting Elects New Directors to Audi Club Board
Audi Club North America announces the election of three new Directors to serve three-year terms from 2019 through 2021. The new Directors are Ryan Compton from Alexandria, Virginia, of the Potomac-Chesapeake Chapter; Pat O’Neal of Newcastle, Washington from the Golden Gate Chapter, and Talia Spain of Newnan, Georgia a member of the Georgia Chapter.
Left to right: Ryan Compton, Pat O’Neal, Talia Spain
Audi Club President, Bud Dannemiller said, “It is my great pleasure to welcome our new Directors to the National Board. On behalf of our members, we acknowledge Talia, Pat, and Ryan for their willingness and dedication to offer their time and expertise to serve our Club on the National Board of Directors.”
Bud Dannemiller, Audi Club President
“I’ve had a chance to meet Pat, Ryan, and Talia at Audi Club events this year,” reported Audi Club Executive Director, Paul Truess, “Each of them brings a unique perspective on the future of Audi Club. Together they all bring a strong Audi passion to their new board roles.”
The 2018 election featured a slate of five candidates which created a competitive election for the first time in 8 years,” stated Truess, “We thank the other candidates who were nominated and ran. They will continue to be a force within Audi Club into the future.” Dan Garber representing the Northwest Chapter stepped forward to serve the club, was nominated, and stood for election. Showing his desire to continue serving, Ted Dannemiller of the Georgia Chapter ran for his second board term.
Paul Truess, Audi Club Executive Director
Outgoing Directors: Gregg Gumbinger from the Golden Gate Chapter, has served as board member for two terms since 2013 most recently as Treasurer. Ted Dannemiller of the Georgia Chapter was elected to the board in 2016 and is the current Vice-President. Marcel Velasquez, a member of the Golden Gate Chapter, has served since 2017 – appointed to complete the term of Cat Hanson who resigned.
“A sincere thank you to Gregg, Marcel, and Ted” President Dannemiller added. “Your contributions to our Club have been significant and greatly appreciated.”
The new Board members Compton, O’Neal, and Spain will be joined by existing National Board Directors: Bud Dannemiller (Kentucky Chapter), currently serving as President, Roger Labas (Carolinas Chapter), Christine Lemley (Potomac-Chesapeake Chapter), Jay Morgenroth (Wisconsin Chapter), Troy Sicotte (Golden Gate Chapter), and Gordon Varney (Eastern Canada Chapter) Secretary.
The new 2019 Board will meet early in the new year to elect officers to a one-year term for the positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Elections in 2018 for members of the Audi Club National Board of Directors to serve a three-year term were held online using a secure web site. Results of the elections were monitored and verified by the accounting firm Wegner CPAs.
Audi Club North America is the largest Audi owners club in the world. Over 10,000 Audi Club members share the passion of Audi ownership across the US and Canada by engaging in activities organized by their fellow Audi Club members. The 31 Audi Club North America Chapters conduct over 450 events per year, providing unique opportunities to enhance the Audi ownership experience by offering exciting, fun, social, technical and driver education activities in North America